Citizens who have no insurance coverage for prescription medications

Table

Unit %

Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014
Province
New Brunswick
15.6
15.0 - 16.2
19.2
18.6 - 19.7
17.7
17.1 - 18.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
12.0
10.8 - 13.1
17.3
16.3 - 18.3
14.3
13.3 - 15.3
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
15.0
13.6 - 16.3
17.8
16.7 - 19.0
16.8
15.7 - 17.8
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
12.6
11.5 - 13.8
15.6
14.5 - 16.6
14.1
13.1 - 15.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
21.2
18.7 - 23.6
24.7
22.8 - 26.6
23.2
21.1 - 25.3
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
22.5
19.4 - 25.5
24.0
21.3 - 26.7
22.9
19.6 - 26.3
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
26.4
24.3 - 28.5
28.0
26.1 - 29.9
27.3
25.1 - 29.5
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
18.9
15.9 - 21.9
22.1
19.6 - 24.5
23.3
20.3 - 26.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
19.1
15.6 - 22.5
20.1
17.5 - 22.8
18.4
15.3 - 21.5
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
14.5
11.7 - 17.2
21.7
18.6 - 24.7
25.3
21.9 - 28.6
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
22.7
18.3 - 27.2
27.5
23.5 - 31.4
25.0
20.2 - 29.7
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
32.3
27.7 - 36.9
33.4
28.9 - 37.8
38.1
33.1 - 43.2
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
22.2
18.0 - 26.5
21.0
17.2 - 24.7
21.1
16.5 - 25.8
Dieppe and Memramcook
9.5
7.0 - 12.1
11.2
9.0 - 13.3
10.9
7.7 - 14.1
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
14.8
10.9 - 18.8
16.0
12.5 - 19.5
15.8
12.1 - 19.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
17.9
14.5 - 21.2
19.1
16.8 - 21.5
19.7
17.2 - 22.2
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
21.6
18.0 - 25.2
19.9
16.6 - 23.2
17.4
15.1 - 19.6
Fredericton
11.4
9.1 - 13.8
12.2
10.2 - 14.3
9.8
7.7 - 11.9
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
10.6
6.9 - 14.3
16.6
12.8 - 20.5
14.8
11.3 - 18.4
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
24.6
20.4 - 28.8
26.7
23.2 - 30.2
20.5
16.9 - 24.1
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
19.9
13.8 - 26.0
29.8
23.9 - 35.7
19.1
13.7 - 24.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
28.1
21.2 - 34.9
43.2
36.7 - 49.6
48.0
39.1 - 56.9
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
15.2
10.6 - 19.7
22.4
18.1 - 26.8
22.1
18.4 - 25.9
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
16.7
13.4 - 20.0
19.8
17.1 - 22.4
20.2
17.1 - 23.4
Moncton
11.9
9.5 - 14.4
18.2
16.2 - 20.1
11.5
9.8 - 13.3
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
16.2
12.0 - 20.3
21.0
17.1 - 24.9
19.0
15.8 - 22.3
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
30.3
23.4 - 37.3
34.4
28.0 - 40.9
35.7
28.1 - 43.4
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
7.3
5.0 - 9.6
12.3
9.6 - 15.0
10.2
7.8 - 12.7
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
10.9
8.1 - 13.8
10.5
8.0 - 13.0
13.7
11.0 - 16.4
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
19.3
14.4 - 24.2
29.0
24.2 - 33.8
24.4
20.1 - 28.8
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
9.8
7.3 - 12.3
11.3
9.4 - 13.3
9.8
7.9 - 11.7
Riverview and Coverdale
7.8
5.4 - 10.2
11.7
9.4 - 14.0
10.9
8.3 - 13.6
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
12.7
9.0 - 16.5
19.0
15.5 - 22.5
11.6
8.2 - 14.9
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
15.0
12.3 - 17.7
15.7
13.7 - 17.7
17.9
16.1 - 19.7
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
16.2
11.1 - 21.3
16.9
12.0 - 21.9
18.7
14.1 - 23.3
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
13.3
9.7 - 17.0
19.6
17.0 - 22.3
18.6
16.1 - 21.0
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
38.3
33.2 - 43.3
33.8
29.1 - 38.4
31.7
26.4 - 36.9
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
18.1
13.8 - 22.3
27.3
23.1 - 31.5
21.4
18.0 - 24.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
15.1
11.6 - 18.6
25.9
21.8 - 30.0
22.6
18.8 - 26.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
23.1
19.1 - 27.0
26.7
23.5 - 30.0
19.0
16.3 - 21.8
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
27.2
23.1 - 31.4
33.6
29.4 - 37.7
32.9
27.8 - 37.9
Age
18-64
15.4
14.6 - 16.2
19.4
18.8 - 20.1
17.7
17.0 - 18.3
65 and over
15.5
14.5 - 16.4
18.4
17.5 - 19.4
17.6
16.6 - 18.5
Sex at birth
Female
14.7
13.9 - 15.4
17.8
17.1 - 18.4
17.6
16.9 - 18.3
Male
16.2
15.1 - 17.3
20.7
19.8 - 21.6
17.7
16.8 - 18.6
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
23.2
19.2 - 27.3
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
15.0
14.4 - 15.6
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
14.0
13.3 - 14.7
17.6
17.0 - 18.2
16.0
15.4 - 16.6
Preferred language of service: French
19.4
18.1 - 20.6
23.9
22.8 - 25.1
22.2
21.0 - 23.5
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
23.7
19.0 - 28.4
26.0
22.9 - 29.2
26.2
22.3 - 30.1
Non-Indigenous
15.2
14.6 - 15.9
18.8
18.2 - 19.3
17.4
16.8 - 17.9
Immigrant
Immigrants
17.4
14.7 - 20.1
19.0
16.6 - 21.5
n/a
Non-immigrants
15.1
14.5 - 15.7
19.2
18.6 - 19.7
n/a
Education level
High school or less
20.3
19.2 - 21.4
27.0
26.0 - 27.9
24.7
23.7 - 25.7
Postsecondary
12.7
12.0 - 13.5
14.1
13.5 - 14.7
13.3
12.7 - 13.9
Household income
Less than $25,000
30.2
28.4 - 32.1
37.3
35.8 - 38.8
38.4
36.9 - 40.0
$25,000 to less than $60,000
21.5
20.4 - 22.7
24.5
23.5 - 25.5
21.4
20.4 - 22.3
$60,000 or more
5.3
4.7 - 5.9
5.8
5.3 - 6.4
4.8
4.3 - 5.3
Persons with a disability
Without disability
15.3
14.5 - 16.0
18.6
18.0 - 19.2
16.4
15.8 - 17.0
With disability
15.8
14.6 - 16.9
21.0
19.9 - 22.1
22.1
20.9 - 23.2
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who have no insurance coverage for prescription medications.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "no, I do not have an insurance plan" by the number of respondents who answered "no, I do not have an insurance plan, yes, it is a plan sponsored by the government, yes, it is a plan sponsored by my employer or yes, it is a private plan" to the question: Do you have insurance that covers all or part of the cost of: a) Prescription medication?

Notes

The 2020 edition of the Primary Health Survey (PHS) was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic did not influence the survey’s response rate, NBHC had to assess the impact of surveying during the pandemic. Accordingly, advanced statistical analyses were performed to allow for comparison between the results obtained in 2020 and those obtained in previous PHS cycles. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the PHS 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_INS01_1